Milton, Georgia
Milton City Hall
Milton City Hall
"Named best quality of life in Georgia"
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Milton is located in Metro Atlanta
Location of Milton in Metro Atlanta
Coordinates: 34°07′56″N 84°18′02″W / 34.1321631°N 84.3006660°W / 34.1321631; -84.3006660Coordinates: 34°07′56″N 84°18′02″W / 34.1321631°N 84.3006660°W / 34.1321631; -84.3006660
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedDecember 1, 2006
 • MayorPeyton Jamison[1]
 • Total39.11 sq mi (101.29 km2)
 • Land38.50 sq mi (99.72 km2)
 • Water0.60 sq mi (1.56 km2)  1.6%
978 ft (298 m)
 • Total41,296
 • Density1,072.51/sq mi (414.10/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
30004, 30009
Area code(s)770, 678
FIPS code13-51670

Milton is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. Located about 30 miles due north of Atlanta, Milton is known for its rural and equestrian heritage.[3] The City was incorporated on December 1, 2006, out of the unincorporated northernmost part of northern Fulton County. As of the 2010 census, Milton's population was 32,661,[4] with an estimated population of 39,587 in 2019.[5] Milton is named in honor of the former Milton County, which was named after Revolutionary War hero John Milton.[6] The portion of north Fulton County generally north of the Chattahoochee River comprises most of the territory of the former Milton County.



A citizens' committee was formed in 2005 to help determine the viability of incorporating unincorporated northern Fulton County. After debate, the Georgia State House and Senate approved a bill creating the city of Milton on March 9, 2006. On March 28, Governor Sonny Perdue signed the bill into law. In July 2006, voters approved a ballot referendum on July 18 by more than 86%. On August 4, 2006, Governor Perdue appointed a five-person commission to serve as the interim government of Milton (composed of Ron Wallace, Brandon Beach, Gregory Mishkin, Dan Phalan and Cecil Pruitt [7]) . Milton adopted the existing county ordinances on December 1, 2006.


Milton occupies the northern tip of Fulton County -- bounded on the south by the cities of Roswell and Alpharetta, on the east by Forsyth County and Alpharetta, and on the north and west by Cherokee County. The City's latest Comprehensive Plan[8] divides Milton into eight "character areas" that each have, to some degree, their own unique attributes; they are Arnold Mill, Bethany, Birmingham, Central Milton, Crabapple, Deerfield, Milton Lakes and Sweetapple.

The two major north-south roads that run through Milton are State Route 9 (in the city's southeast) and State Route 372 (more central), which is also known as Birmingham Highway. State Route 140 (Arnold Mill Road) is on the southwest part of Milton.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Milton has a total area of 39.2 square miles (101.4 km2), of which 38.5 square miles (99.8 km2) is land and 0.62 square miles (1.6 km2), or 1.59%, is water.[9] The elevation ranges from 950 to 1,280 feet (290 to 390 m) above sea level.

As of April 2007, the US Postal Service recognizes Milton as a valid alias for ZIP code 30004, which is served from the Alpharetta post office.


Major highways

Pedestrians and cycling


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
1883 map of Milton County
1883 map of Milton County

2020 census

Milton racial composition[12]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 25,802 62.48%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 3,882 9.4%
Native American 74 0.18%
Asian 6,446 15.61%
Pacific Islander 10 0.02%
Other/Mixed 2,068 5.01%
Hispanic or Latino 3,014 7.3%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 41,296 people, 13,540 households, and 10,366 families residing in the city.

2019 ACS

According to the U.S. Census Bureau (and its 2019 American Community Survey), the population of Milton[13] is 39,587. The city is 73.2% white, 12.9% Asian (8.3% Indian, 2.3% Chinese, 0.3% Filipino, 0.2% Japanese, 1.2% Korean, 0.1% Vietnamese, 0.5% other Asian), 11.3% black or African American, and 5.9% Hispanic or Latino of any race (2.4% Mexican, 1.4% Puerto Rican, 0.5% Cuban, 1.5% "Other Hispanic or Latino"), and 0.1% Native American.[4] Some 28.5% of Milton's population is under 18 years old, while 8.3% is age 65 and over.

Milton is one of the wealthiest cities in the state of Georgia[14] with a median household income of $128,559.[15] Between 2015-2019, 76.4% of people (or an immediate family member) in Milton owned their home; the median value of such housing units was $541,000. Approximately 3.5% of the population lives below the poverty line. The vast majority of Milton is part of the ZIP code 30004, which has an average household income of $99,412.[16]

In terms of education, 96.4% of those age 25 and above are (at least) high school graduates while 70.9% have a bachelor's degree or higher.[15] Some 68.8% of those age 16 and over have jobs, with the mean commuting time for work being 29.5 minutes.



Council history

City Council Timeline
District 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
First Karen Thurman
Second Julie Zahner Bailey Matt Kunz
Third Bill Lusk
Fourth Neal O'Brien Burt Hewitt
Fifth Tina D'Aversa Joe Longoria
Sixth Rick Mohrig Alan Tart Lance Large


The city is served by Fulton County Schools[17]

Elementary schools (grades K-5):[18]

Middle schools (grades 6-8):[19]

High schools (grades 9-12):[20]

Private schools:


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  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  3. ^ "Making of An Equestrian Community". Retrieved 2022-01-17.
  4. ^ a b Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". Retrieved 2017-08-27.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  6. ^ "About Milton | City of Milton, GA". Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  7. ^ "Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue - Governor Perdue Announces Johns Creek and Milton Appointments". Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  8. ^ "The City of Milton Comprehensive Plan Update 2016".((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Milton city, Georgia". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  10. ^ "Big Creek Greenway Connection Concept Study - City of Milton, GA".
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2021-12-13.
  13. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  14. ^ "Ranking: N. Fulton city is the richest in Georgia". ajc. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  15. ^ a b "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Milton city, Georgia". Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  16. ^ "Communities in Zip Code 30004". Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  17. ^ "About Fulton." Fulton County School System. Accessed April 17, 2010.
  18. ^ "North Fulton Elementary Schools Archived 2014-08-12 at the Wayback Machine." Fulton County School System. Accessed April 17, 2010.
  19. ^ "North Fulton Middle Schools Archived 2014-08-12 at the Wayback Machine." Fulton County School System. Accessed April 17, 2010.
  20. ^ "North Fulton High Schools Archived 2014-08-12 at the Wayback Machine." Fulton County School System. Accessed April 17, 2010.